Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Solihull

Welcome to Stagecoach Solihull

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Principal Jennifer has 20 years experience as Principal of Stagecoach Solihull, providing drama classes, dance classes and singing classes.

Solihull Stagecoach opened in 1997 and many of our students have gone on to achieve great opportunities in TV, film and professional touring productions such as Les Mis, Matilda, Scrooge, Evita, Mary Poppins, Beauty and The Beast, Never Forget, Doctor Dolittle, The Lion King, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Whistle Down The Wind, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar and Aida, and many more shows at the  Birmingham Hippodrome, Alexandra Theatres and the RSC.

Many students have gone on to study at Mountview, Arts Ed, LIPA, GSA, Birmingham School of Acting, LSMT and many have taken University places studying Drama, Dance, Singing and are now qualified teachers .

Ex students are performing in many West End Shows such as Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Sister Act,High School Musical, Mathew Bourne's Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Matilda and The Book of Mormon.

We pride ourselves on offering a safe environment where children can receive quality training in the performing arts. We welcome children with no previous experience and all we ask is that they are enthusiastic and keen to learn.

Students participate in all three performing arts disciplines: drama classes, dance classes and singing classes - helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and fun.

Providing performance opportunities twice a year within the school, we also cater for those who just love to perform via our own Performane Dance Troupe and Choir.

Reminder: Our classes will continue through the half term break.
Principal: Jennifer Pando - A.I.D.T.A Blt,Th,MJ,T

Mini Stages Classes for 2-4 Year-olds

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We are delighted to announce that we are now running Mini Stages classes for  2-4 year-olds: An ideal way to introduce your child to Stagecoach.
These fun-filled weekly classes are designed to spark imagination and creativity, helping to improve literacy, numeracy, communication and social skills through stimulating songs, stories and more. Children will be joined by their parents/carers during the 45-minute session. Places are strictly limited so enquire below today! 
Olton Friary
St Bernards Road, Olton, Solihull B92 7BL
Friday 09.30am - 10.30am
13th January - 31st March 2017

Latest News from Stagecoach Solihull!

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Spring Term
Performance opportunities with professional John Moses from TV "Jesus Christ Superstar" and Ellen Kent Opera Company  "Warhorse" workshops with Danny Dalton,  and a performance team appearing at Her Majestys in the West End.

Summer Term - Solihull Arts Festival
All students took part in this fabulous charity event raising £4000.00! Performing devised pieces based on "Grimm Tales"

Happy 20th Birthday to Stagecoach Solihull
20th Birthday celebrations will take place Sunday 2nd July 2017. Current and Ex students and Stagecoach friends welcome.

Stagecoach Solihull have two performance groups, a combination of a dance group and choir who perform in outside and charity events.

Autumn term - London Trinity Group Musical Theatre Examinations
Over 200 students took part in the examination sessions. Stagecoach Solihull also offer LAMDA individual examinations and LCM singing examinations.

Summer Holiday Workshops 2017
Next year summer workshop 21-25 August 2017
0121 745 4007

Stagecoach Acting, Singing and Dance Classes & Times

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Our advanced musical theatre sessions give talented students the chance to extend their performance skills.  Through in-depth training and master classes, we help students to hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting.  We also give students the confidence to audition for theatre and vocational drama schools (if that is their goal) and make sure they are well prepared for interviews and auditions. 

Fees in accordance with Main Stages.
Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
Our Location
Stagecoach Solihull performing arts school runs drama classes, dance classes and singing classes within Tudor Grange Upper School, Dingle Lane, Solihull, B91 3PD - covering all surround towns and villages. 

Our Classes Children Aged 6-18 Years - Main Stages
Your child will participate in the three disciplines of the performing arts in a weekly three hour session. Children are split into three groups of similar ages and study each discipline for one hour in detail. They are taught to express themselves creatively and effectively whilst learning at their own speed. F

Early stages 4-7 years
Drama classes, dance classes and singing classes in a 90 minute session, split into 30 minute classes. Classes are restricted to 18 children, allowing us to nurture young talent whilst encouraging and inspiring those who might need additional confidence. For more information, please complete our enquiry form or call Jennifer on 0121 745 4007. 

Children Aged 15 Years - Further Stages
For older and more advanced students aged 15 , we have a Further Stages group which operates on a Saturday. It caters for older children who wish to further develop their skills in performing arts. It is also suitable for students who have not been to Stagecoach before but are experienced in performing arts. 

Our Training
All drama lessons, dance classes and singing lessons are run by professional teachers who have been fully CRB checked. With industry experience in choreography, singing, directing and acting, our teachers are experts in their chosen field. 

Recognised School
Stagecoach Solihull has a recognised status awarded from the Council for Dance and Education Training. Drama, Dance and Singing classes in Solihull. Teachers are DBS checked and First Aid trained.

Performance Opportunities and Welcome note

Providing performance opportunities twice a year within the school, we also cater for those who just love to perform via our own Dance Troupe and Choir. All senior students  take part in examinations during the Autumn Term. Stagecoach Solihull are a recognised centre for London Trinity College in London.

Every summer term , all Senior students are involved in a fabulous charity event in collaboration with the Solihull Rotary Organisation. Four shows are produced from all work produced in the summer term. All shows were performed at the Dovehouse Theatre - Solihull. Appearing in all four shows were the Solihull Stagecoach Dance Troupe and Choir and our Further Stages.

Open Air Street Theatre
Senior students have the opportunity to perform street theatre in Jubilee Gardens in Solihull. Performances from everyone including dance troupe and choir. Dance troupe and choir meet during the Autumn and Summer terms. They are involved in all performances of Solihull Arts Festival. Other performances have included Rotary Annual conference at the ICC Birmingham, opening of Arts Festival, Touchwood Events, flash mobs, Carols in the Park, Friends of Solihull Hospital.

Many of our students have been involved in TV, film and professional touring productions such as  Robbie Williams Tour 2014, Shrek 2015, Lion King 2014,  Les Mis, Matilda, Scrooge, Evita 2014, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Never Forget, Doctor Dolittle, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar and Aida, all at the Birmingham Hippodrome and Alexandra Theatres and the RSC.

No auditions - you just need plenty of energy and loads of enthusiasm!

If you have a question that isn't answered please feel free to contact Jennifer on 0121 745 4007 or email us at solihull@stagecoach.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming your child to Stagecoach Solihull theatre school.

Summer Workshops
Stagecoach Solihull gives your child an opportunity to gain an insight into drama, dance and singing via our school holiday workshops. Please be aware that our workshops are very popular and places are limited, so to avoid disappointment book now or call 0121 745 4007.